I’ve mentioned the IKEA BPO deal a couple of times in the past, and commented on Human Capitalist and systematicHR about ADP but today the press release came out, officially announcing the deal. I got this from Phillip Booth, the guy from the SAP BPO team that runs the ADP relationship. (see below for the release)

Key points.

1. this is a deal for 50 countries

2. It is for all core HR processes

3. Single global platform

4. Clean, standardised  implementation

Also, see the momentum for GlobalView generally 500,000 employees, over 50 companies.

Albert Martens from IKEA spoke at the SAP HR Best Practice meeting that I organised last month, and has a very clear view how he sees standardisation and best practice fit together.  IKEA is a fascinating business. I had a peripheral involvement in the deal, and I’ll hopefully be staying close to this one as it is implemented. I will learn lots.

IKEA Selects ADP for GlobalView(SM) HR and Payroll Service in 40 Countries


ADP Public Relations
(973) 974-7612
Jaclyn Savage
Cohn & Wolfe for ADP
(212) 798-9518

ROSELAND, New Jersey — July 24, 2006 — ADP® Employer Services International, a leading worldwide provider of integrated outsourced payroll, benefits and human resource services, today announced it has been selected to provide GlobalView(SM) HR and payroll services for IKEA, the international home furnishing company. ADP will be IKEA’s sole human resource outsourcing provider for its entire worldwide organization, presently representing a total of 90,000 employees across 40 countries in Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific.

“With GlobalView, we have one platform for our HR and payroll services and the ability to ensure a world-class HR and payroll service experience for all IKEA employees worldwide,” said Albert Martens, IKEA’s Director of HR Services.

IKEA is consistently ranked as one of the best companies to work for, and remains dedicated to ensuring a quality experience for its employees whether they are based in Sweden or Singapore. Delivered on a single-source platform, GlobalView combines the expertise of local HR and payroll professionals with knowledgeable, multilingual, multicurrency services and compliance from regional service centers located around the globe.

“We’re pleased to help IKEA uphold its commitment to delivering quality services to its employees worldwide,” said George Stoeckert, President of the Employer Services International Division of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. “IKEA’s selection of ADP underscores the momentum of our partnership with SAP. It also demonstrates the confidence companies are placing in GlobalView as the global HR outsourcing service of choice for multinational corporations that want to ensure consistent service and regulatory compliance worldwide.” GlobalView leverages the SAP solution for Human Capital Management (HCM) mySAP(TM) powered by SAP Netweaver® to deliver this leading single-source, multilingual, multicurrency human resource outsourcing service.

ADP Employer Services International, part of ADP Employer Services, offers GlobalView in more than 30 countries worldwide, expanding to 50 countries by 2008. More than 50 multinational companies representing more than 460,000 employees globally have selected GlobalView for human resource outsourcing service worldwide. For more information about GlobalView, please visit http://www.globalview.adp.com/.

About ADP

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NYSE: ADP), with over $8.0 billion in revenues and more than 600,000 clients worldwide, is one of the largest providers of a broad range of premier, mission-critical, cost-effective transaction processing and information-based business solutions. ADP® Employer Services (ES), a division of ADP, offers the widest range of HR, payroll, and benefit administration solutions from a single source, to meet the extensive business needs of employers worldwide. Built with more than 50-years of industry experience, ADP ES’ cost-effective, easy-to-use solutions provide superior value to companies of all sizes. Approximately 540,000 companies rely on ADP ES for unparalleled service and compliance expertise, allowing them to focus on other core activities. For more information about ADP ES or to contact a local ADP sales office, reach us at 1.800.225.5237 or visit the company’s Web site at http://www.adp.com/.

About IKEA

Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered a wide range of home furnishings and accessories of good design and function, at low prices so the majority of the people can afford them. IKEA has been ranked in FORTUNE’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” List (two years in a row), Working Mother magazine’s annual list of “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” (three years in a row) and Training magazine’s annual “Top 100” ranking of companies that excel at human capital development (four years in a row). IKEA incorporates environmentally friendly and socially responsible efforts into day-to-day business, and continuously supports initiatives that benefit causes such as children and the environment. To visit the IKEA Web site or for information about working at IKEA, please go to http://www.ikea-usa.com/.



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